Put your phone away or get ready to pay. Brookfield Police will be out in force through the end of the month looking for drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign. The high-visibility effort is aimed at enforcing distracted-driving laws. Captain Pete Frengs says everyone knows texting and driving is illegal and dangerous, and everyone knows they shouldn’t be doing it—but they see it happen all the time.
Monroe police are also participating in the enforcement effort. They are asking drivers to put the phone down when behind the wheel. If you need to text, pull over and park your vehicle in a safe place first.
Drivers who are ticketed can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses.